RIDHE in short
Since 2019, the International Human Rights Network Europe (RIDHE) has been working to defend and protect the human rights of the most vulnerable by being close to local realities in Latin America and the European Union. We strengthen bi-regional dialogue to increase the capacities of our network member organizations, offer programs to meet the needs of emergency education, and build dialogue with indigenous and Afro-descendant communities.
We are a European civil society organization based in Belgium, recognized as an International Non-Profit Association (AISBL).
We are a ‘network of networks’ committed to mobilizing actions, forging alliances, allocating resources, and nurturing relationships with Latin America and the Caribbean. Our goal is to collectively promote and protect human rights, grounded in the inherent dignity of all human beings.
We are activists, human rights defenders, who use our talents to develop advocacy strategies, legal information, analysis and action to promote the respect and protection of human rights in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We act on behalf of all those exposed to any form of harm because of their situation, identity, gender, sexual or religious orientation, or in the case of obstruction in their human rights work. Our commitment is motivated by the promotion of international standards aimed at guaranteeing human rights. We work in collaboration with UN and European institutions, governments and civil society organizations to respond appropriately to local needs and challenges. Our projects are designed to reflect our aspirations for change, promoting justice, solidarity and equal opportunity.
Committing ourselves to equality, inclusion and social justice for all.
Acting to ensure fair treatment, inclusion and access to opportunities for all.
Guaranteeing fair and equal treatment and access to legal redress as a means of emancipation.
Respect for human rights
Acting and protecting on behalf of those who have suffered oppression of their fundamental rights.
- Promote education in emergency situations in contexts of forced displacement and humanitarian crisis.
- Design, adopt and support the implementation of a regional action plan for the protection of the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras.
- Encourage the leadership of young peace-builders to promote participation in the democratic process, collaborative initiatives for non-violence and the struggle against forced migration.
- Empower civil society organizations, help them set their own goals, and give them the means to support and pursue progress based on equality, inclusion and sustainable economic growth.
Where do we work
European Union: Spain, Belgium, Netherlands
Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.